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Who loves a good Christmas party? This girl! I’m excited to be sharing a fun little Christmas party packed with budget friendly ideas today.
Budget Friendly Christmas Party for Kids
We had so much fun setting up a festive Red, White and Green Christmas party this past weekend. My favorite highlights include:
- Easy Backdrop Ideas and Decor
- Edible Santa Photo Booth Props made with Nutter Butter cookies
- Free Printable Photo Booth Props
- Upcycle Ideas
Easy Backdrop Ideas and Decor
Keep it simple by hanging printed gift boxes as your backdrop. When the party is over, use them for gifting! There are so many cute designs available, you are sure to find a design to fit your theme.
Circle garland makes the perfect cake topper, just attach it to two paper straws with a little glue and you have a fun and festive topper.
Set up treat boxes filled with candy and party favors, or simply set them up empty for your guests to fill themselves.
Marshmallows are great fillers! Use them to fill buckets to display Santa Cookies (full tutorial below).
Dress up store bought favor boxes with mini clothespins and coordinating gift tags.
Add fun candy cane toppers to your freshly baked cupcakes and place them in festive nut cups.
Not a cake decorator? That’s ok! Dress up a plain cake by adding buttermints and a DIY cake topper!
You can’t have a Santa-themed party without Santa’s favorite cookies! Display OREO Cookies, Nutter Butter Cookies and Chips Ahoy! Cookies alongside milk glasses with paper straws. Don’t forget the Milk!
Drizzle the leftover melted chocolate from the Santa Cookies over some fresh popcorn and add a few cupcake pearls.
Cookie Santa Mustaches with Printable Beards
I can’t think of anything more fun than some edible photo props for a kids party! With a little bit of imagination and a printable beard, the kids can play Santa and have a yummy treat.
When I saw the Nutter Butter Sandwich cookies in the round shape, I was so excited! So many possibilities for party treats and at a great price at Walmart!
What you will need:
- Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies (round, not peanut shaped)
- White Chocolate melting candy
- Jumbo Paper Straws
- Red gumballs
- Wax paper
- Glue or Double Sided Tape
You can find the round Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Sandwich cookies at Walmart near the checkout stands. As well as OREO, RITZ and Chips Ahoy!
To start, cut one sandwich cookie in half. Put one half aside and separate the other half. Scrap off all the peanut butter and place it on wax paper with the smooth side of the cookie facing up. Melt the white chocolate according to the package instructions and with a small spoon cover the smooth side of the cookie with chocolate. Next, cut another sandwich cookie in half and place both pieces on top of the chocolate. Let the chocolate harden before moving on to the next step.
Next, cover the all three halves of the cookie with chocolate and place the red gumball between the two cookies. It should set nicely on the bottom cookie. Add extra chocolate around the gumball to secure it, if necessary. Let harden. Once the chocolate has hardened, any excess chocolate can be flaked off easily by hand. Next, add a generous amount of chocolate to the back of the cookie to secure the jumbo straw then let harden.
While you wait for the straw to harden to the cookie, you can print out my FREE Printable Photo Booth Props. Once the cookie is secured to the straw, attached the beard with glue or double sided tape.
And that’s it! The most adorable photo prop ever!
Party Plan-It Tip: Upcycle those cookie boxes and make photo booth props or simple decor for your table! Or just gift them as is, they are great for teacher gifts and the perfect size for stocking stuffers!
Simply wrap the empty cookie boxes in coordinating scrapbook paper or gift wrap.
Add a tag a bow and glue them to a wooden skewer!
Print out all of my Free Photo Booth Props and the kids can have a ball posing as Rudolph, Santa, and Frosty!
I have never seen a cuter Santa. But of course, I’m a little biased. 🙂
And there you have it! A fun kid friendly party complete with decorations, party props, and fun treats!
Don’t forget to head over to Walmart! for your party planning needs. I grabbed everything I needed for my budget friendly Christmas party and I only spent a total of $25.98 on the decorations and treat supplies. Everything else I used was from my party stash such as the linens, cake stands etc. Can’t beat that!
What will you be doing with your empty cookie boxes? Do you follow me on Instagram? Tag me in your photos, I’d love to see your ideas!
Happy Party Planning!